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By Cary Dentists | Implant and General Dentistry
April 22, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Services  

Cosmetic dentistry services from your dentists in Cary, NC, can enhance your smile. If you want a new smile, look no further than cosmetic dentistry! Your Cary, NC, doctors offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services to enhance your smile.

Cosmetic dentistry services are designed to give you a dazzling smile. No matter what aesthetic issues you have, there is a cosmetic dentistry procedure designed to hide them.

Let’s take a quick look at just a few of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures.

For a dull, yellow, aging smile, consider professional teeth whitening. With professional teeth whitening, you can whiten your smile up to 8 shades. Your amazing results can last for years too! Unlike some over-the-counter treatments that contain harsh chemicals, all materials and methods used in professional teeth whitening have been tested and approved by the American Dental Association.

To repair small chips, cracks, and tooth wear, consider cosmetic dental bonding. This versatile procedure can hide small imperfections and aesthetic issues by using composite, a unique, tooth-colored material. After a bonding treatment, your teeth will look new and whole again. Bonding is a completely painless procedure that doesn't require an anesthetic.

To give your smile a more uniform, even look, consider reshaping and recontouring. This procedure is often completed along with bonding, to ensure your smile looks uniform and beautiful.

To give you a celebrity-perfect smile, consider porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin laminates of exquisite, stain-resistant porcelain which are cemented to the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers can hide both minor and major aesthetic problems and change the color, shape, and size of your teeth to make your smile more beautiful.

To view amazing before-and-after photos, please visit the Smile Gallery page on our website by clicking here.

Cosmetic dentistry procedures can give you the smile you deserve, and boost your self-confidence too! To find out more about cosmetic dentistry and what it can do for you and your smile, call your dentists in Cary, NC, at (919) 481-0330 today!

By Cary Dentists | Implant and General Dentistry
January 04, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Services   Treatments  

Cosmetic dentistry is all about making positive changes to your smile through the right cosmetic dentistry procedures. Most people think that cosmetic dentistry is just about veneers or teeth whitening, but it actually includes other treatments that can help make your smile more radiant, boost your overall appearance, and even improve your confidence and self-esteem.
 

Here at Cary Implant and General Dentistry, your dentists Dr. Kirk Wilkie, Dr. Vic Turner, and Dr. Joey Pesicek, can address aesthetic and functional dental concerns with cosmetic dentistry procedures.
 

Cosmetic Dentistry Problems We Treat

Your cosmetic dentists are highly capable of treating the following cosmetic and function dental concerns:
 

  • Crooked or misaligned teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gaps or spaces between teeth
  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Missing teeth
  • Damaged teeth

It’s crucial to know that in certain situations, cosmetic issues can be related to underlying oral health issues. This means that before your dentist can perform any kind of cosmetic dentistry treatment, any underlying dental issues must be addressed to avoid compromising the success of your cosmetic dental treatments.
 

Which Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure is Right For You?

Here in Cary, NC, we offer the following cosmetic dentistry services and treatments:
 

  • Professional Teeth Whitening: This involves using bleach and/or a special light for lightening your teeth and banishing surface stains.
  • Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings: These are made of advanced, high-density plastics instead of metals to fill in cavities for more natural-looking results.
  • Dental Bonding: This can be used to repair chipped teeth, hiding stubborn stains, and building up too-small teeth, among others.
  • Porcelain Veneers: Made of ultra-slim porcelain pieces, these recreate the look of real teeth and effectively conceal all kinds of cosmetic imperfections in the front teeth.
  • Porcelain Crowns: These could be sculpted to mimic the look of real teeth while providing protection and durability to a damaged tooth. They’re also used with dental bridges and dental implants.
  • Orthodontics: Your dentist may recommend clear aligners like Invisalign or traditional braces with brackets and wires to correct your specific orthodontic issues.
  • Dental Implants: These replace the tooth roots or missing teeth and are commonly used with dental crowns and dentures.

These treatments can be used alone or combined together to enhance or completely overhaul your smile. Talk to your cosmetic dentist to determine the most appropriate cosmetic dentistry treatments that will suit your specific needs.
 

Speak to Us To Get Started On Your Smile Makeover Today

Call (919) 481-0330 to schedule a meeting here at Cary Implant and General Dentistry in Cary, NC, with your cosmetic dentistry professionals, Dr. Kirk Wilkie, Dr. Vic Turner, and Dr. Joey Pesicek.

By Cary Dentists | Implant and General Dentistry
January 27, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental implants  

Missing teeth can hurt your oral health by increasing your risk of tooth decay and infection. Patients who struggle with tooth loss should visit our dental office in Cary, NC, to restore the function of your smile and help your face retain its natural shape. There are many reasons to consider dental implants, and our dentist Drs. Turner, Wilkie, and Pesicek, can explain the advantages during your consultation. They are a popular and permanent solution for giving your smile the cosmetic and restorative boost it needs.

What is a Dental Implant?

Also known as an artificial tooth root, a dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically positioned into the jawbone to hold a bridge or replacement tooth in place. Your dentist will recommend these restorations to rebuild one or multiple teeth, enhance the quality of your bite, and renew the appearance of your facial muscles. Once the implant is intact, it fuses with the jawbone for a few months. The result is a more stable chewing force, the desire to smile once again, and teeth that look and feel just like your own.

Reasons to Consider Dental Implants

Dental implants are an excellent long-lasting solution to replace missing teeth. They deliver a high success rate, a comfortable mouthfeel, and an improved ability to enjoy your favorite foods. If you want to feel confident when smiling and laughing, improve your quality of speech, or desire a more youthful look, dental implants also protect your facial features by preventing bone loss at the site. If you want to live your life with confidence, these are only a few reasons to consider dental implants.

Caring for Dental Implants

When you visit our Cary, NC, office for dental implants, our dentist will customize a treatment plan depending on your needs. Drs. Turner, Wilkie, and Pesicek will take x-rays and determine if more bone is needed at the site. After placing the dental implant in the desired location, a crown that matches the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth is attached. To ensure the success of your restorations, you should brush at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, and schedule annual checkups.

If you're ready to put an end to embarrassment from missing teeth, Drs. Turner, Wilkie, and Pesicek can discuss the many reasons to consider dental implants during your initial visit to our Cary, NC, dental office. Because there are different types available that address specific issues, it's best to visit our dentist to identify which is best suitable for you. For more information about dental implants and other services provided, visit our website. For appointment scheduling, please call (919) 481-0330.

By Cary Dentists | Implant and General Dentistry
February 01, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Invisalign  

You'd love a straighter, healthier smile, but you hesitate because you don't like metal braces--how they look, how they feel, how long treatment takes. At Implant & General Dentistry, your dentists, Dr. Kirk Wilkie, Dr. Vic Turner, and Dr. Joey Pesicek, offer a great alternative: Invisalign clear aligners. Invisible, smooth and quicker than traditional braces, Invisalign could give you the smile you desire.

 

What orthodontia does

Braces--whether metal, ceramic, lingual (tongue-side) or clear acrylic aligners--move crooked teeth into healthier, better-looking positions. The American Dental Association says that while treatment works best during childhood and adolescent when malocclusions become obvious, teens and adults benefit from wearing braces, too.

 

What Invisalign does

Clear aligners, such as the very popular and effective Invisalign system, help the "older" patient correct a variety of smile alignment problems such as:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Openbite
  • Crossbite
  • Crowding
  • Gaps
  • Tooth rotation and tipping
  • Protruding front teeth
  • Orthodontic relapse (previously aligned teeth move back into poor positions)

While conventional braces take two or more years to accomplish treatment goals, Invisalign aligners move teeth in about one year on average. Then, most patients wear a retaining appliance to keep teeth in their new positions.

 

How it works

When you come to Implant & General Dentistry in Cary, NC your dentist will perform a complete oral examination, discuss his findings with you and if Invisalign is the right option, take special scans to formulate a step by step treatment plan.
Most Invisalign patients wear 18 to 30 pairs of thin, snugly-fitting aligners, changing them every two weeks or so. The aligners are removable for meals, brushing, flossing and, as needed, for special occasions such as job interviews and weddings. However, the aligners are so discreet, only the patient and dentist really know they're in place.
Additionally, patients come into the dental office every four to six weeks for quick check-ups and to pick up the next pairs of aligners. For teen patients, the dentist checks the compliance tabs on each aligner. These tabs tell him if the patient wears his or her appliances for the proper amount of time daily.

 

Benefits of Invisalign

Since the late nineties, millions of people have enjoyed the benefits of treatment with Invisalign. Those benefits include:

  • Discreet appearance
  • Smooth texture
  • No dietary restrictions as with traditional braces
  • Removability
  • No oral irritations because there are no wires or brackets
  • Faster treatment times
  • No painful or complicated in-office adjustments

 

Find out more

If you long for a new look and teeth and gums that are healthier, contact Implant & General Dentistry for an Invisalign consultation with Dr. Wilkie, Dr. Turner or Dr. Pesicek. You can have that beautiful smile and really enjoy your treatment time, too. Call the office today to speaking with a friendly staff member: (919) 481-0330.

By Cary Dentists | Implant and General Dentistry
August 28, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Teeth Restoration ResultsWant a more beautiful smile? The dentists at Implant & General Dentistry in Cary, NC, Dr. Kirk Wilkie, Dr. Vic Turner, and Dr. Joey Pesicek understand the importance of a first impression, which is why they offer cosmetic dentistry options to their patients.

More on Veneers:

Veneers resurface an individual's damaged teeth. The dentist removes some enamel, an irreversible process, and places the veneers, made out of thin porcelain, on the surface of your teeth.

Veneers help with stained, or discolored teeth, and mishappened teeth (crooked or chipped teeth).

More on Dental Implants:

Dental implants consist of a titanium post surgically inserted into your jaws to replace missing tooth root. It creates stability, strength and prevents the weakening and shrinkage of your jawbone. The dentist then seals your gums and allows 3 to 6 months for osseointegration to occur. Your Cary dentist then re-opens the area above the titanium post, inserts a screw, places an abutment above the screw and secures a crown on top that matches the rest of your teeth.

Some advantages of dental implants include:

  • Restoring one tooth, a few teeth or all of your teeth.
  • The dental implants can last a lifetime.
  • Restoring your bite and chewing function.
  • Unlike dentures, dental implants are fixed in place and don't fall out of place.

More on Tooth Contouring and Reshaping:

Contouring and reshaping your teeth are simple, cosmetic procedures that will save you plenty of time and money, and give you a more confident smile.

They help with a variety of problems:

  • crooked
  • pits and/or grooves in enamel
  • chipped
  • cracked or fractured
  • overlapping or crowded teeth

More on Crowns:

Crowns look like caps and are made of porcelain. Your dentist takes an impression of your teeth and sends them to a lab where custom crowns are made just for you. In the meantime though, you're given a temporary crown. The dental crown reinforces the tooth and allows it to withstand various degrees of pressure, meaning you can enjoy eating without the worry of ruining your tooth. Crowns are used for several procedures, like attaching bridges, covering dental implants and covering stained, or discolored teeth.

Cosmetic dentistry is vital for improving the appearance and function of your teeth. If you would like to restore the beauty of your teeth, just call your Cary, NC, dentists at Implant & General Dentistry. Give us a call today at (919) 481-0330.